Re: [Rd] Decompressing raw vectors in memory

From: Hadley Wickham <>
Date: Wed, 02 May 2012 11:53:44 -0500

> I understand the desire not to have any dependency on additional
> packages, and I have no desire to engage in any "mine's better" exchanges.
> So write this just for the record.
> The gzunzip() function handle this.

Funnily enough I just discovered that RCurl already handles this: you just need to set encoding = "gzip". No extra dependencies, and yours is better ;)


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Department of Statistics / Rice University

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